Foot pressure pointsThose of you who were lucky enough to be recipients of  gift certificates for a massage, especially a foot massage, will find this post of interest, and schedule your massage without delay.

If you are still dreaming of such experience, then don’t forget to include it on your gift list for next year.

Here is  a very interesting and informative video, which provides a short summary of reflexology and pressure points in your feet.

I also find it very intriguing that a massage and stimulation of the different pressure points in the foot associated with body organs, can positively affect their function, such as:

  • Vision problems
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Digestion
  • Quality of sleep
  • Deep relaxation
  • Back pain
  • Posture
  • Blood pressure
  • Migraines
  • Anxiety

Pressure points can be used to:

  1. Treat certain symptoms of illness
  2. Reduce stress

One would need to consult with an experienced reflexologist, or Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner, to identify the key areas, and to receive treatment and relief.

However for stress reduction, some of these basic methods and techniques of foot massage may be applied by you on your own feet:

  • To reduce stress in the knees and calf muscles – apply pressure to the area at the top of the ankles
  • To clear up the sinuses and improve vision – apply pressure to the tops of the toes
  • To improve breathing and open up the chest area – apply pressure to the soles of the feet
  • To flush out toxins from the body - apply pressure to the large area right beneath your toes
  • To stimulate the stomach, kidney and spleen, and to help alleviate indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome or other types of discomfort after eating - apply pressure to the arch of the foot
  • To help control blood sugar, improve energy flow and reduce excessive fatigue and other side of blood sugar imbalance – apply pressure to the inner soles of the feet near the arch
  • To flush out the lymphatic system, and help the body to eliminate toxin buildup caused by stress and improve overall well-being – apply pressure to the area under the second toe, and gently massage this pressure point

If you never experienced a foot massage and stimulation of the pressure points in your feet, watching this video will provide you with a preview of this wonderful and relaxing experience.

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22 Responses

  1. All Women Stalker

    January 14th, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    1

    I’ve always wanted to get a foot massage but I’m terribly ticklish. :-/

  2. Suburban Grandma

    January 14th, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    2

    If you watch the video at the bottom of this post, it looks like the way they do these massages, it should not tickle. Actually, I was thinking it might even be quite firm and lots of pressure. I never had one either, but am planning to try some of these tactics to see if I will feel any difference.

  3. Hanisah

    June 19th, 2010 at 10:03 am

    3

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  4. Suburban Grandma

    June 19th, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    4

    Thank you for stopping by. Good luck with your site as well. I just checked it and you do have lots of very helpful information on there.

  5. Orthopedic Doctor

    October 16th, 2010 at 6:41 am

    5

    Does continuous stimulation with accupressure footwear stimulate all these centers or does the mass effect nullify the action of each center.

  6. Suburban Grandma

    October 18th, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    6

    I wish I could answer that, but I will have to leave it to someone specializing in this area.
    Calling on a Pressure Points in Feet specialist, please.

  7. Orthopaedics Las Vegas

    February 9th, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    7

    I love foot massage.Massaging of the feet has more than just a relaxing effect on the body.

  8. Suburban Grandma

    February 9th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    8

    Yes very relaxing and therapeutic. I wish they would be a little more affordable. Thank you for your comments.

  9. Sports Injury Las Vegas

    March 22nd, 2011 at 2:43 am

    9

    Having a foot massage is my favorite habit during weekend because it can make me feel better whenever I am stress or tired from work.

  10. Suburban Grandma

    March 22nd, 2011 at 7:01 am

    10

    You and me both! Nothing better than a great foot massage to relax the rest of the body. Thank you for your time and comment.

  11. Orthopaedics Las Vegas

    March 25th, 2011 at 3:17 am

    11

    It’s always nice to have massage. It is relaxing and yet satisfying…

  12. Suburban Grandma

    March 25th, 2011 at 7:08 am

    12

    Totally agree with your opinion. Great gift idea for people who do not know what to get someone special on their list.

  13. Joint Replacement Las Vegas

    March 28th, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    13

    Foot massage is my stress relief.When I got stressed I just went to my therapist and had a massage on her.

  14. Suburban Grandma

    March 28th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    14

    Great idea!
    Thank your for taking your time and leaving a comment.
    Stop by any time.

  15. Sports Medicine Las Vegas

    April 5th, 2011 at 2:50 am

    15

    Foot massage is my stressed reliever.

  16. Suburban Grandma

    April 5th, 2011 at 6:59 am

    16

    Very true! More beneficial than body massage. After all, our whole body weight is on our feet….so it makes sense that foot massage would be very relaxing.
    Thank you for taking your time and leaving comments.

  17. Sports Injury Las Vegas

    June 10th, 2011 at 1:09 am

    17

    I always want to try foot massage., i find it very relaxing.

  18. Suburban Grandma

    June 10th, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    18

    You should go for it and I am sure you’ll enjoy it very much.
    Thank you for the comments.

  19. karantripathri

    July 3rd, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    19

    It’s really interesting. I’m curios to experience a foot massage.The benefits offered are good for my health. I cannot wait to conduct my own schedule. Thanks a lot.

  20. Suburban Grandma

    July 5th, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    20

    Oh, I am sure you will love it!!
    Thank you for stopping by and leaving comments.

  21. Don

    October 10th, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    21

    Thanks. I will try this tonight on my wife’s feet. I hope it will be helpful to her. She has pain every where.

  22. Suburban Grandma

    October 10th, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    22

    Excellent idea.
    Very therapeutic for both of you.


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